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dinner, supper - Dinner is the main meal of the day; supper is the last meal of the day and lighter than dinner.
People usually call their main meal of the day dinner. Some people have this meal in the middle of the day, and others have it in the evening.
People who call their evening meal dinner usually refer to a meal eaten in the middle of the day as lunch.
You don't usually use 'a' with dinner or lunch. Don't say, for example, I haven't had a dinner yet'.
|Noun||1.||dinner - the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; "dinner will be at 8"; "on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church"|
high tea - substantial early evening meal including tea
|2.||dinner - a party of people assembled to have dinner together; "guests should never be late to a dinner party"|
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
beanfeast - an annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees
to have dinner (in the evening) → cenar; (at midday) → almorzar, comer
can you come to dinner? → ¿puedes venir a cenar?
we're having people to dinner → tenemos invitados para or a cenar
to go out to dinner → salir a cenar (fuera)
we sat down to dinner at 10.30 → nos sentamos a cenar a las 10.30
dinner dance N → cena f seguida de baile
dinner duty N (Scol) → supervisión f de comedor
dinner jacket N → esmoquin m, smoking m
dinner knife N → cuchillo m grande
dinner lady N empleada que da el servicio de comidas en las escuelas
dinner party N → cena f (con invitados)
dinner plate N → plato m llano
dinner roll N → panecillo m
dinner service N → vajilla f
dinner table N → mesa f de comedor
dinner time N → hora f de cenar/comer
dinner trolley, dinner wagon N → carrito m de la comida
see also school C
to invite sb for dinner → inviter qn à dîner
to have dinner → dîner
dinner's ready! → à table!
to have a dinner party → avoir du monde à dîner
to be invited to a dinner party → être invité(e) à un dînerdinner plate n → grande assiette fdinner service n → service m de tabledinner suit n → tenue f de soiréedinner table dinner-table [ˈdɪnərteɪbəl] n (British) → table f de la salle à manger
to sit at the dinner table → être à table
round the dinner table → autour de la table
dinner[ˈdɪnəʳ] n (evening meal) → cena; (lunch) → pranzo; (banquet) → banchetto
school dinners → refezione f scolastica
we're having people to dinner this evening → abbiamo gente a cena stasera
to go out to dinner in a restaurant/at friends → andare a cena fuori/da amici
dinner's ready! → a tavola!